Theatre Technician

By: Nya Ware

About This Career

Theatre Technicians do a variety of things. They work behind the scenes and set up stages, take care of props and costumes, and set up lighting and sound systems. They do everything except perform.

Types Of Theatre Technicians

Technicians are usually divided into carpentry, electrical, sound, lighting and costumes. Some people choose to specialize within those areas.

Stage Design

A person in this career:

  • Makes drawings of sets and exhibits.
  • Shows plans for approval, and makes changes and corrections as directed.
  • Creates and builds scale models of designs.
  • Talk with others to makes budgets, schedules, and design ideas.
  • Estimates costs of design materials for the stage.
  • Manages design buildings.
  • Checks finished work to make sure everything goes as planned.
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